Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

rose gold seed bead earrings

These Rose Gold Seed Bead Earrings are an easy-intermediate segue into seed bead crafting. The pinks and metallics make for a great pair of earrings that are both neutral and classy!
Step 1

Measure and cut a 12" length of wire.

Step 2

At the bottom curve of one long oval ear wire, wrap one end of your wire about three times. Slide on a pink bead and the wrap the wire around the ear wire one time.

Step 3

Now, add another pink bead and wrap the wire around the ear wire. Repeat until you have a total of four beads wrapped along the bottom curve of an ear wire.

Step 4

Wrap the wire above the last pink bead about three times around the ear wire.

Step 5

Add enough small white seed beads from the crystal mix to the wire that fill the space across the ear wire. Stretch the beaded wire across the center of the ear wire to the other side and wrap three times above the wire.

Step 6

Add seed beads to the wire and stretch it back across the center of the ear wire and wrap three times on the other side.

Step 7

Repeat Steps 5-6, back and forth, across the center with different seed beads each time across the ear wire. Do this for a total of seven bars of beads.

Step 8

Above the last stretch across, wrap the wire about three times and cut the wire as close to the ear wire as possible. Use your chain no pliers to smooth the wire flush against the ear wire.

Step 9

Now, to make the bead drop, slide a pink bead onto a headpin. Bend the wire extending above the bead to a 90° angle. Trim wire to 3/8"-½" from the bend. Grasp the end of the headpin wire between the jaws of a pair of round nose pliers. Rotate the pliers toward you, keeping a firm grip on the wire until a small loop is formed. Before you close the loop completely, slide onto the loop at the top, inside of the ear wire. Close the loop at the top of the bead completely.

Step 10

Carefully open the loop at the bottom of a fishhook, slide it onto the loop at the top of the ear wire and close the loop on the fishhook.

Step 11
Repeat Steps 1-10 for a second earring.

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    • Color: Gold
    • Size: 2 in
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